2021 EOS® CONFERENCE

AGENDA

80%

NEW SPEAKERS

60%

NEW TOPICS

100%

NEW PERSPECTIVES

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 (Pre-Conference)

12:00PM CDT

Sponsor Booths & Pre-Conference

THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (Conference day One)

8:00AM - 8:00PM CDT

Foundational = 2 years or less using EOS, or self-implementing

Mastery = 2+ years using EOS

Enhanced = Topics enhancing EOS implementation

= Available on Virtual Platform

Opening Keynote
Networking Reception On Site

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 (Conference day TWO)

6:45AM - 12:00PM CDT

Foundational = 2 years or less using EOS, or self-implementing

Mastery = 2+ years using EOS

Enhanced = Topics enhancing EOS implementation

= Available on Virtual Platform

Traction Tables Breakfast Programming
EOS Community Awards General Session

CONNECT

with others on their EOS® Journey.

LEARN

from expert speakers to subject matter experts.

STRENGTHEN

your implementation of EOS®.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021 (CONFERENCE DAY ONE)

Alex Freytag

Certified EOS Implementer
Co-Founder, ProfitWorks

CONFERENCE EMCEE

Biography

The product of an entrepreneurial household, Alex has spent much of his business experience focused on his passion for being a hero to entrepreneurs. He started his entrepreneurial journey selling handmade James Dean t-shirts out of his locker in high school. Later, he ran or helped run four growing businesses before discovering EOS®. As a Certified EOS Implementer®, Alex has devoted himself to helping others master this complete way of operating an entrepreneurial organization to help them get what they want from their businesses. An author and a sought-after speaker, Alex entertains and educates, introducing EOS to thousands of business leaders worldwide.

BREAKOUT SESSION 1

Kurt Schneiber

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: V/TO: Your Company’s Holy Grail /Shared by All

Biography 

Kurt Schneiber has been running businesses — both large and small — in a variety of industries since 1996. In 2010-11, he and his leadership team fully deployed the EOS® Tools and disciplines to tremendous effect. Since the sale of that business in 2013, Kurt has devoted himself to helping other entrepreneurs find and capture exactly what they want and need from their businesses. Over the last several years Kurt has facilitated more than 500 full-day EOS sessions. 

Mark O'Donnell

Visionary, Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Living Your EOS Life 

Entreprenuerial leaders who master the EOS Process begin to enjoy a life that is more fulfilling and balanced. 

Biography

Mark O’Donnell is the EOS® Visionary, an entrepreneur, and a Certified EOS Implementer®. He has been involved in start-ups since he started his first business with his brother, Tommy O’Donnell, in 2007. He grew that business from just the two of them to over 250 people and $25,000,000 in revenues, putting them on the Inc. 500|5000 list five years in a row from 2012 to 2016. During that time, Mark and Tommy successfully completed multiple M&A transactions creating a partnership that manages 10-plus portfolio businesses. Mark’s passion is influencing and inspiring human achievement towards a bigger and better future.

Jeanet Wade

Certified EOS Implementer

Enhanced

Session Title: The Human Team

So, You Created a Team but People Showed Up. Get to the heart of what makes great teams: People. Learn the fundamental components of great teams, understand how to nurture human nature for healthier teams, and how to move people-energy to accomplish lasting results. 
 

Biography

Jeanet Wade is one of the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business and is a Forbes Books featured author. In her 26 year career, she has coached and consulted with over 125 privately-held businesses across the U.S. and has served on leadership teams at start-ups, small family-owned businesses, and large corporations. She recently published The Human Team: So, You Created a Team But People Showed Up! to help leaders and managers facilitate human energy on teams and understand the fundamental needs of people in order to nurture and engage stronger outcomes.

Sean O'Driscoll

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Winners Use Data, You Can, Too

Strengthen your Data Component to create a “championship team” culture. You’ll instill a winning mindset, attract and retain truly accountable people, get consistently better results, and achieve your Vision.

Biography

As a Certified EOS Implementer®, speaker, facilitator, and EOS® Coach, Sean draws from his leadership experience in five different entrepreneurial companies as well as from his ten years-experience with EOS to help entrepreneurs and their leadership teams get what they want from their businesses. Sean introduced EOS to two companies he worked with and was so impressed with its impact on the businesses and the lives of the people involved, that he decided to become an EOS Implementer®.  He brings experience from the client and Implementer sides of the table and a passion for helping entrepreneurs. Sean has personally delivered over 500 EOS sessions with over 50 companies and continues to enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in businesses and people’s lives. He is also one of a small group of EOS Worldwide Coaches who help onboard and mentor new EOS Implementers.

Ross Gibbs

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Selling Through Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy on the V/TO and shed new light, learning’s and insights, so everyone will leave energized and bring more life to their strategy..

Biography

After a successful career in sales and marketing, Ross – a fourth-generation entrepreneur – took his own entrepreneurial leap of faith and started a business coaching and consulting firm. Prior to that, he and his wife invested in, grew, and sold a fitness business. For the past 23 years, Ross has owned four businesses. Since Ross was introduced to the Entrepreneurial Operating System®, his passion for entrepreneurship became even stronger and clearer. Being an EOS Implementer® has allowed him to create tremendous value and make a difference for others. Ross has been able to take all of his past experiences and passion to help business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses.

Chris Jones

Certified EOS Implementer

Enhanced

Session Title: How to Let Go and Still Sleep at Night

Getting good sleep is essential to “protecying the asset,” our brain and the quality of our thinking. Yet, many of us regularly toss and turn at night, struggling with the day’s issue. Learn a worry-free process to let go and still sleep at night.

Biography

Chris Jones is a high-energy entrepreneur who thrives on navigating growth. Not only has he successfully grown his own businesses, but he has helped others do the same. Chris founded three successful companies. The largest, a sporting goods company he founded in 1995, started when he invented a football receiver’s glove. He led that company into building four brands to the number one market share in Canada. Implementing EOS® into his own company resulted in the business growing seven times in revenue. He has since sold his business and now spends his time as an EOS Implementer® helping leadership teams navigate their path to success. Chris has helped more than 25 organizations implement EOS and has facilitated more than 150 full-day sessions.

Renee Russo

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Self Implementers Invited: A Panel of EOS Implementers Ready, Willing and Able to Answer 99.9% of Your Questions

You’ve read Traction, blogs, talked to others using EOS. But you may wonder, “What am I missing?” Self-Implementing companies come in all sizes and shapes. You are not alone…and you’re in luck. Our panel of top Certified EOS Implementers is ready to tackle any question, clear up confusion. Sharpen your technique and get you on your path to self-implementing fulfillment!

Biography

Renee Russo is a Certified EOS Implementer®, coach, and national public speaker.  Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, and now calling Whistler, Canada home, Renee discovered Traction by Gino Wickman while managing the challenges of her family business in Canada. After putting the tools to work and realizing year-on-year growth in her business, Renee became a Certified EOS Implementer. She currently works directly with more than 20 Canadian companies supporting their leadership teams on their EOS® implementation journey. She also coaches fellow EOS Implementers® on their journey to mastery and travels across the country to deliver EOS content to entrepreneurial peer groups.

BREAKOUT SESSION 2

Sara Stern

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: The People Component: For Work, For Family 

Biography

Sara is a Certified EOS implementer®, certified coach, author, speaker, and the founder of The Sage Pages. She is the previous director of a nationally recognized family business center. Her quest in life is to help family business owners build lasting legacies and make a huge positive impact on their communities.

Chris Naylor

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Rock Your EOS Rollout

Biography

Chris is passionate about helping leaders and teams create healthy growth and strong cultures by using her 25+ years of business coaching with over 500 small to mid-sized businesses throughout the US. To date, she has delivered over 800 EOS® session days throughout 100+ companies with an average rating of 9.53. A business owner as well, Chris serves as visionary of the Midwest’s largest workplace safety firm, OECS Workplace Safety Experts. Her experience running a leading company with the challenges of a growth business brings a unique perspective and insight to her clients.

Merrick Rosenberg

Co-Founder, Take Flight Learning

Enhanced

Session Title: Driving Success with Personality

Learn how to incorporate a re-imagined version of the personality styles into EOS and consciously create a culture that drives success. While most DISC or Myers Briggs training programs focus on graphs, models and profile results, this session is all about application. Instead of empty of letters that are easily forgotten, you will discover how to apply the Eagle, Parrot, Dove and Owl styles into everything you do from delegating work and providing feedback to communicating and leading change.||Personality either drives effectiveness or steers people off-track. For most people, it’s a little of both. In this session, you will learn how to create an environment in which people can thrive as they are valued, respected and engaged. Gain the skills and insights to infuse personality into every aspect of EOS.

Biography

Merrick is a keynote speaker and thought leader on personality styles and team development. He specializes in helping people utilize their personality styles to build better relationships and create an engaging work environment. He is co-founder of two organizations: Team Builders Plus (1991) and Take Flight Learning (2012). Under his guidance as CEO, Take Flight Learning earned numerous awards including recognition by Philadelphia’s Business Journal as a “Fastest Growing Companies” and “Best Places to Work.” NJ Biz magazine selected the company as “New Jersey Business of the Year.” Taking Flight with DISC was recognized as the Best Personality Styles Training Program in the United States by Corporate Vision Magazine. Merrick received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University, where he was recognized as “Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.” He authored The Chameleon, Taking Flight!, and Personality Wins, three books about stepping into the power of your personality.

Brett Stewart

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Rocks – Courage Required

“Rocks – Courage Required” is a fun, interactive session that will take you from the basics of what a Rock is to pro-tips to make sure your team sets great Rocks and gets them done. You’ll learn what it takes to master this EOS Foundational Tool and what we mean when we say “courage required”.

Biography

After a successful corporate career in consulting, turnarounds, and as CFO of a billion-dollar insurance company, Brett decided to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Since then, he has started and helped run three different businesses. The last of those was a healthcare company Brett took over and turned around from a $400k loss to a profit of $1.2 million in four years. He later read Traction and learned about The Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®). After using EOS in his business and seeing its power first-hand, Brett set out to help others get what they want from their businesses. He now spends all his time coaching entrepreneurs and their teams, helping them implement EOS so they can reach their goals and enjoy the journey.

Brian White

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: DECIDE: The Ten Commandments of Solving Issues

EOS is Designed to Help Entrepreneurs Make Key Decisions All Day Every Day. This Talk Will Help You Make Those Decisions Faster.

Biography

Brian began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 12 printing placemats out of his bedroom for a local diner. Later in his professional career, he led entrepreneurial business in sizes ranging from seven to more than 170 employees across multiple industries. In 2012 he joined C12, a Christian business owner peer-group. Applying what he learned from his peers, his leadership team grew the business three times in revenue and consistently dropped more than 20% to the bottom line. During that time, he was introduced to Traction and later became a Certified EOS Implementer®. Now Brian’s passion is to use his 2,000+ hours of EOS® experience and 200+ session days helping entrepreneurial teams implement EOS.

Ted Bradshaw

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Clarity Breaks

Biography

Ted began his career over 20 years ago becoming an executive with Xerox and IBM. He discovered his passion for entrepreneurship when he acquired an unprofitable and dysfunctional distribution company and transformed it into a profitable and healthy business. Today he helps entrepreneurs as a speaker, Certified EOS Implementer®, and as the Community Leader for EOS® Worldwide. Along his entrepreneurial journey, Ted has started and successfully led five companies including an educational software business that was the first in North America to connect K-12 classrooms to homes over the internet, a video game company in partnership with the National Hockey League, and a medical isotope firm with a purpose to ensure constant quality and a consistent supply of medical isotopes to the world.

Tyler Dolph & Nicole Mennicke

Rocket Clicks Leadership Team

Enhanced

Session Title: Digital Marketing Strategies

Rocket Clicks is nationally recognized as a leading Digital Marketing Agency. This workshop presents best practices in your digital marketing strategy.

Biography

Visionary Tyler Dolph is in charge of growth and long-term strategy. He loves creating and expanding relationships and helping owners grow their businesses to new heights.

Integrator Nicole Mennicke is passionate about team health and bringing traction to vision while working with her team to deliver customized digital marketing services to their thriving partners.

Scott Mann

Retired Green Beret, Warrior Storyteller

Keynote: Human Connections in Uncertain Times

Biography

Scott Mann spent 23 years in the United States Army.  He spent 18 of those years as a Green Beret, where he specialized in unconventional, high-stakes missions all over the world. Scott’s problem-solving abilities were honed during long deployments in places where trust was absent and conflict rampant, with only seconds to make real connections with local communities. Scott now helps organizations and business leaders master these same human connection techniques with his company Rooftop Leadership, which proudly runs on EOS.

BREAKOUT SESSION 3

Mike Paton

Global Ambassador, Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Like a Well-Oiled Machine (Process) 

Strengthening the Process Component can make your life easier, your employees and customers happier, and your bottom line much bigger. So why is it still on your Issues List?! In this engaging and frank discussion, Paton will reignite your passion for Process, bust some myths and mind-trash that may be holding you back, and equip you with an action plan to finally start getting the most important stuff in your business done the right and best way, every time

Biography

Mike Paton is passionate about helping entrepreneurs. After growing up in a household full of teachers and entrepreneurs and cutting his teeth in banking, he spent ten years leading entrepreneurial companies before discovering EOS® in 2007. Instantly drawn to its timeless concepts and simple, practical tools, he became one of the first Professional EOS Implementers®. Since then he’s conducted over 1,200 sessions for more than 120 companies, co-authored the book Get A Grip with Gino Wickman, conducted action-packed talks and workshops around the world, and spent five years as EOS Worldwide’s Visionary. Today he spends all his time helping entrepreneurs implement EOS, run better businesses, and live better lives.

Nate Wolfson

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery 

Session Title: IDS Mastery: Elevate Your Issues Solving Track

Gain clarity on how to run an effective IDS Track in your Leadership Team Level 10 meetings and throughout the entire organization.

Biography

Nate Wolfson is a lifelong entrepreneur. He started his first company at age 23, grew it from three to 65 employees over seven years, then sold it to Staples in 2008. He then took over a struggling web development firm, implemented EOS®, and grew it into a three-time Inc. Magazine “5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America” honoree. Nate became a Certified EOS Implementer® in 2015. Since then, he has helped more than 75 companies successfully implement EOS. A recognized leader within the EOS Implementer Community™, Nate leads the EOS Detroit Quarterly Collaborative Exchange™ as well as the  quarterly Boot Camp for new Professional EOS Implementers®.

Lorie Clements

Certified EOS Implementer

Enhanced

Session Title: EOS for Exits, Transitions & New Directions

Biography

Lorie Clements is a Certified EOS Implementer®, running a full Implementer practice serving approximately 30 clients from a wide variety of industries. Lorie has led companies from start-ups and P/E backed firms to turnarounds and growth stage companies across nine industries and seven countries. Before founding Springboard Solutions, Lorie served as President of a Texas wide services company, as COO of an innovative Healthcare IT company, she was the CFO tasked with securing investment capital for solar energy power plants, as vice president in several roles for business development, sales, and marketing, for both small and large companies. She was named a “40 Under 40” in 2013 and a “Woman To Watch in 2016”, both by the Houston Business Journal.

Jim Coyle

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: The Pin that Holds EOS Together – Great L10s

Move your Level 10 meeting from a symptom resolving meeting to an effective root cause solving session and fully transition from story time to productive time.

Biography

Jim’s entrepreneurial journey included owning several successful businesses.  After experiencing the common challenges of meeting payroll, managing cash flow, and leading people, Jim realized there had to be a simpler way. He started a business advisory company and created an approach that was very effective. When Jim discovered EOS®, he knew this was the next step on his journey. As an EOS Implementer®, Jim has facilitated over 500 sessions and has become one of only a handful of EOS Implementer Coaches.

Shea Peffly

Professional EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Creating Extraordinary Freedom: The Assistance Track

Biography

Shea’s early career progression resulted in career advancement from senior operations to executive leadership positions running multi-million-dollar companies. She’s a prior leader of executive teams, collecting over 26 years of entrepreneurial experiences. Shea discovered EOS® in 2016 and upon hiring an Implementer, was accountable for re-teaching the tools and disciplines as the integrator of her prior company. After being a client of an EOS Implementer® and having successfully implemented EOS herself, Shea transitioned from her executive role and enjoys her work helping businesses as a full-time Professional EOS Implementer®. Shea devotes her time and energy helping entrepreneurial leaders have the tough conversations so they can get more of what they want from their businesses.

Rick Drumm

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Hitting the Ceiling: Breakthrough with the Five Leadership Abilities

Whether a company is only beginning its journey of EOS implementation, or finding challenges as they grow, ‘Hitting the Ceiling” is a challenge that occurs when you outgrow your current systems and process. The Five Leadership Abilities help you break through that ceiling at whichever level it is found: company, departmental or as an individual.

Biography

Rick is obsessed with helping business owners achieve their vision of success. He does this through his mastery of implementing the time-tested tools and proven process of EOS®, helping companies gain Traction® for over 35 years as a leader, manager, and coach with companies across the US. and internationally. His diverse experience and background were written about in a Babson College three-part case study called Rick Drumm. Rick brings an incredible amount of real-world experience to every EOS client and into every session to transform their companies from good to great.

Gino Wickman

Founder of EOS Worldwide, Author of Traction, Certified EOS Implementer

Keynote: A Brand New and Exclusive Keynote (To Be Announced)

Biography

Having been an entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino had an obsession for learning what makes businesses thrive.  Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get A GripRocket FuelHow To Be A Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?. Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, anorganization that helps thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 370 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are almost 88,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021 (CONFERENCE DAY TWO)

BREAKOUT SESSION 4

Scott Mann

Retired Green Beret, Warrior Storyteller

Enhanced

Session Title: Leadership and the Power of Storytelling

Biography

Scott Mann spent 23 years in the United States Army.  He spent 18 of those years as a Green Beret, where he specialized in unconventional, high-stakes missions all over the world. Scott’s problem-solving abilities were honed during long deployments in places where trust was absent and conflict rampant, with only seconds to make real connections with local communities. Scott now helps organizations and business leaders master these same human connection techniques with his company Rooftop Leadership, which proudly runs on EOS.

Justin Maust

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: What It Means To Have A Compelling Vision (Not Just A V/TO)

As John Maxwell says, “Goals may give focus, but dreams give power.” A leader increases their impact and influence when they tap into what compels them at their core. Finite leaders set big goals, Infinite leaders pursue dreams that empower their entire team. Learn how to turn your V/TO into a compelling vision for yourself and your team.

Biography

Justin is an entrepreneur, Certified EOS Implementer®, and certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the John Maxwell Team. He runs a full Implementer practice serving 27-35 clients at a time. He holds approximately 140 full EOS® Session days per year. Justin’s passion is helping clients get real, simple, business results. Known for his personal “hold nothing back” style, he challenges leadership teams and individuals to execute the tools, own the disciplines, and achieve the results required to live life full of passion at work and at home.

Tom Barrett

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Utilizing State of the Company

Biography

Tom Barrett, Certified EOS Implementer®, works from the intersection of what he is most passionate about and equipped to do by facilitating entrepreneurial leadership teams to clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision.  Tom began his career as a CPA in public accounting and consulting, then spent 13 years helping lead two growing entrepreneurial organizations. In 2015, he co-founded Navigate the Journey, a firm that helps entrepreneurs get what they want from their business. During this time, he was drawn to the practicality, simplicity, and results-oriented nature of EOS®.  Since 2018, Tom has focused on continually growing in his mastery of EOS implementation, helping growth-oriented entrepreneurs to get what they want from their business and their lives.

Tom Bouwer

Certified EOS Implementer

Enhanced

Session Title: Profit Works: Unraveling the Complexity of Incentive Plans

Presenter Tom Bouwer shares best practices in how to Increase Employee Productivity, Cultivate an Engaged Workforce and Maximize Your Company’s Potential.

Biography

Being a lifelong entrepreneur, Tom has seen his share of business frustrations and inefficiencies. Having read Traction, he realized that EOS® provided a simple set of tools to resolve all of the issues that a leader may face. Tom now focuses his time on teaching these same tools to entrepreneurs and their leadership teams in order to help them get control of their organizations and lead more well-balanced lives. Tom currently resides in Atlanta, GA, and travels across the US helping organizations gain Traction® through EOS. He is also a highly rated speaker delivering keynotes and interactive workshops to CEO peer groups and industry organizations.

Victoria Cabot

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Leading World-Class Meetings

Biography

Victoria’s worked with big names, driving significant enterprise growth for Blue Chips, start-ups, and family businesses. She’s held key positions in product development for GAP, J. Crew, Darn Tough Socks, and Burton Snowboards. As an “intrapreneur” working alongside Jake Burton, Victoria started the Kids’ Clothing Division, growing it to $20M in revenue (55% margins) in three years. Victoria became an EOS Implementer® in 2015, helping dozens of business leaders rewrite a brighter future for their companies. She is an authorized partner/facilitator of Everything DiSC by Wiley®, and Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions program. In addition to her role as President of Velocity 6, a leadership development company, Victoria supports an incubator program fostering student start-up student businesses.

Rene' Boer

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Having Impactful Quarterly Conversations

In today’s “Information Age,” connecting with people on a personal level is more challenging than ever. Build trust, strength relationships (in person and virtual) and improve your team’s performance through more effective quarterly covnersations. And become a better boss along the way.

Biography

Rene’ is the best-selling co-author, with Gino
Wickman, of How to Be a Great Boss. Before becoming an EOS Implementer® in 2008, he spent 30 years in the restaurant industry as an owner, franchisee, and executive at well-known brands such as Pizza Hut and Jamba Juice. He’s worked with 70 entrepreneurial companies and completed over 800 sessions helping owners, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams gain the traction necessary to achieve their shared vision. He has facilitated dozens of Be a Great Boss workshops with hundreds of leaders and managers to improve communication, set clear expectations, and develop their teams. A life-long cyclist, he has ridden thousands of miles to help raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research as well as a charter high school in Chicago.

BREAKOUT SESSION 5

Ben Goetz

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Rocket Fuel: LMA 

Biography

A successful entrepreneur, Ben has been creating, supporting, or growing successful businesses since his high school days. As a professional engineer, he built tactical, high achieving teams to respond to emerging markets and quickly deliver innovative solutions to clients. Changing industries, he joined the leadership team of a family-owned business leading their $27 million dollar growth allowing them to successfully sell their company in 2014. In 2011, he began his business coaching practice where he draws from his years of success and invaluable life lessons to help others get what they want out of their business.

Mark C. Winters

Certified EOS Implementer

Mastery

Session Title: Rocket Fuel: VIsionaries and Integrators (Panel)

Biography

Mark’s passion is helping entrepreneurs get unstuck so they can pursue their freedom. Depending on the unique situation, His talent for introducing just the right combination of perspective and process sparks teams to start moving, move faster, or begin moving in the proper direction – with clarity. As a teacher, coach, and facilitator, Mark spends most of his time directly engaged with entrepreneurial leadership teams as a Certified EOS Implementer®, helping them implement EOS® in their own companies. He’s delivered over 500 full-day EOS workshops with companies from around the US, and he’s the co-author of Rocket Fuel.

Joel Swanson

Certified EOS Implementer

Foundational

Session Title: Three-Year Picture to One-Year Plan

The 3 Year Picture and 1 Year Plan are the Ties that Bind getting the absolute most from your Vision, Traction, Organizer (V/TO). 

Biography

Joel, a Certified EOS Implementer®, has a passion for helping business owners get what they want from their businesses, doing so in a way that transforms the lives of the people around them.  He has been running, leading, and consulting for small and mid-sized businesses his entire career, and his clients consistently and confidently outperform their competitors.  A lifelong learner, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Master’s Degree in Theology, and many shelves full of books in his office. 

Rainee Busby

Accountability Chart Activator

Mastery

Session Title: Accountability Chart: A Playbook for Winning in Every Season

Effective play-to-win strategies begin with the Accountability Chart. This living tool defines the players needed to win, success factors for each position, and how to flex in times of growth or challenge.

Biography

Rainee is an operational excellence practitioner, seasoned leader, and entrepreneur who has held successive leadership positions in the software, consulting, healthcare, banking, transportation, energy, and manufacturing industries. Her experience ranges from sparking operational excellence within a large, $13-billion turnaround initiative to small, innovative start-ups. Rainee is a Certified EOS implementer® and was one of the first 100 EOS implementers® worldwide. She has been working with clients to implement EOS® since 2015 and has helped 40+ companies across numerous for-profit and non-profit industries. Her expertise combined with EOS is a game-changer for her fast-growing clients.

Lisa Gonzales

Professional EOS Implementer

Session Title: EOS Mastery Topic

Facilitating EOS is like taking your leadership team through a Master’s program (and yes, there’s reading involved!). Do you want to have your leadership team grow at hyper-speed? Commit to the EOS recommended reading as part of your implementation process and elevate your mastery. Along with tips and tools to energize your cohort reading adventure, this dynamic breakout shares the purpose, content, and ideal timing for each curated book that inspired EOS and the Traction Library. Join us!

Biography

Before becoming a Professional EOS Implementer®, Lisa was a business lawyer at Holme, Roberts & Owen (HRO) in Denver, Colorado. She was recruited from law to operations and joined a Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) member in the company’s design/build start-up. The company expanded to locations in Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois. After years of using various tools to improve operations, she implemented EOS®. Lisa became committed to sharing EOS with other growth-minded companies and transitioned out of the organization to become an EOS Implementer®. She has been a board member of YPO Colorado and a member of both EO and Vistage. In addition, Lisa is an EOS peer group chair. 

Jonathan Smith

Certified EOS Implementer

Enhanced

Session Title: The Power of Peer Groups (Panel)

Biography

Jonathan is an entrepreneur, high growth business strategist, and a Certified EOS Implementer®. He is the co-founder of Optimize for Growth (O4G) and former COO of an Inc. 500 company. Jonathan is an expert in working with entrepreneurs who are “stuck” and need help in scaling, getting market traction, or resolving global operation problems. Jonathan started his career on Wall Street at JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. By the time he was 27, Jonathan left the world of finance to become an entrepreneur. He later became the Chief Operations Officer for Wave Dispersion Technologies, helping them grow from $500,000 to $15 million in revenues over the course of five years. Jonathan is an alumnus of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and Inc. Business Owners Council and is a disciple of Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach®.

Sue Hawkes

Certified EOS Implementer

Keynote: Moving From Uncertain To Unstoppable When Chaos Comes To Call

Biography

As a bestselling author, award-winning leader, Certified EOS Implementer®, certified business coach, WPO Chapter Chair, and globally recognized award-winning seminar leader, Sue brings over twenty-five years of business experience to her clients. She is CEO of YESS! and is also the author of the leadership book, Chasing Perfection-Shatter the Illusion, Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success. Sue has received numerous awards including the Dream Keeper award recognized by the Governor’s Council for her leadership program, the Regional US Small Business Administration Women in Business Champion of the Year Award, the Exemplary Woman of the Community Award, Women Venture’s Unsung Hero Award, Women Who Lead from Minnesota Business, NAWBO Minnesota’s Achieve! Vision Award and named a 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year.

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